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01/23/19 7:00 pm
St. Francis de Sales was born to a noble family at Chateau de Sales in the Kingdom of Savoy near Geneva, Switzerland on August 21, 1567. He was a ...Read More
01/22/19 7:00 pm
St. Ildephonsus is highly regarded in Spain and closely associated with devotion to the Blessed Virgin which he fostered by his famous work ...Read More
01/21/19 7:00 pm
St. Vincent Pallotti, Priest (Feast - January 22) Born in Rome in 1795, St. Vincent became a priest and dedicated himself completely to God and cared ...Read More
01/23/19 6:10 pm
Welcomes by President Juan Carlos Varela and Wife, Lorena Castillo
The post Pope Francis Arrives in Panama for World Youth Days appeared first on ZENIT - English.Read More
01/23/19 11:37 am
Conference Organized by Council of Muslim Elders
The post UAE: Pope and Imam of al Azhar to be at Conference appeared first on ZENIT - English.Read More
01/23/19 11:04 am
'The blasphemy law destroys the lives of those who have been accused, even if they avoid being executed.'
The post Pakistan: Nearly 200 Cases of Christians on Blasphemy Charges appeared first on ZENIT - English.Read More
01/24/19 1:33 am
IMAGE: CNS photo/Chaz MuthBy Rhina GuidosPANAMA CITY (CNS) -- As Pope Francis was arriving in Panama Jan. 23, bishops from the United States wasted no time addressing the sex abuse scandal back home during a popular event aimed at American and other English-speaking World Youth Day pilgrims.
"It's not easy being Christian, it's not easy being Catholic ... especially today when things in the church are difficult," said Bishop Edward J. Burns of Dallas, addressing the sex abuse scandal in a room of hundreds of U.S. young adults attending the FIAT Festival for U.S. pilgrims at Panama's Figali Convention Center. The event was sponsored by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, the Knights of Columbus and FOCUS.Read More
01/23/19 11:30 pm
IMAGE: CNS photo/Paul HaringBy Junno Arocho EstevesPANAMA CITY (CNS) -- Pilgrims lined the streets of Panama City to welcome Pope Francis to World Youth Day and his first papal visit to Central America.
Pope Francis was greeted by dancers and was accompanied on the tarmac by Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela and first lady Lorena Castillo Jan. 23. There were no speeches; because of the 13-hour flight from Rome, the official welcoming ceremonies by government officials and World Youth Day participants were scheduled for Jan. 24.Read More
01/23/19 6:07 pm
IMAGE: CNS photo/Chaz MuthBy Rhina GuidosPANAMA CITY (CNS) -- One thing is clear about World Youth Day 2019: This one is not focused on convening great masses of people, or the most influential or the loudest. Instead of highlighting the problems faced by youth in the world's richest or most populous countries, one of its first events focused on the plight of populations most of the world rarely sees or comes across: the indigenous.
Edigibali Lopez, 24, and Enith Sanchez, 23, members of two different indigenous communities in Panama, spoke from experience about the loss of ancestral lands, the negative impact of climate change on their communities and the discrimination indigenous people face, including at the hands of those who share the same Catholic faith. The women shared the stage at the Atlapa Convention Center Jan. 22 to talk about indigenous youth just before the official start of World Youth Day, taking place Jan. 22-27 in Panama City.Read More